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“None of You Have the Intellectual Level..” – Nick Kyrgios Strikes Back at Dominic Thiem, Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev

“None of You Have the Intellectual Level..” – Nick Kyrgios Strikes Back at Dominic Thiem, Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev

Australian number 40 Nick Kyrgios has hit out on Dominic Thiem, who previously had defended participants of the Adria Tour. The ill-fated tour, organized by world number one Novak Djokovic across Serbia and Croatia led to the COVID-19 infection of several players. Even Djokovic couldn’t avoid the contraction. Other participants like Grigor Dimitrov and Borna Coric too tested positive for the disease, which eventually led to the cancellation of the tournament.

Nick Kyrgios hits out on the top tennis players

Earlier, in an interview with TT, Thiem had said, “Kyrgios has built a lot of nonsense himself. I understand even less when he interferes with everything. It would be better if he came to terms with himself rather than always criticizing others.”

Note: The interview was translated from German to English using Google Translate

It seems that Thiem’s comments have infuriated Nick Kyrgios. He wrote on Twitter, “What are you talking about @ThiemDomi? Mistakes like smashing rackets? Swearing? Tanking a few matches here or there? Which everyone does?”.

Not stopping there, Kyrgios continued, “None of you have the intellectual level to even understand where I’m coming from. I’m trying to hold them accountable.”

In another tweet, he wrote, “People losing lives, loved ones and friends, and then Thiem standing up for the ‘mistake’”.

 “@ThiemDomi, @AlexZverev & @DjokerNole think this is, 2 of them partying like potato’s during a global pandemic. People losing lives loved ones and friends, and then Thiem standing up for the ‘mistake’ these guys are the ‘top’ of our sport. SMH”, he added.

Is it getting serious at the top?

Thiem too had played in the event, however, didn’t test positive. Recently, the 25-year old Australian claimed that Alexander Zverev had been “selfish”, as he risked other people’s lives by partying. Later when Thiem defended him, Nick Kyrgios didn’t spare a chance to criticize the world number three on Twitter.

It was last week when the Australian was taken furious by Zverev’s video that showed the German dancing in a crowded night club. The video went viral online, given the fact that the 23-year old had previously pledged to self-isolate after he participated in the Adria Tour. Right now, it seems, the tennis world has been divided into two poles.

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